Celebrating Special Occassions

At Ashdown Park Hotel, we love an opportunity to celebrate, and we feel truly honoured when guests choose us to mark their life events. Celebrating special occasions allows us to show someone how much they mean to us, create lasting memories, and, most importantly, celebrate personal achievements. Traditions for festivities can vary widely between families, cultures, and the nature of the occasion, and our team loves helping bring these ideas to life. Whether you prefer a traditional dinner party or a themed evening bash, let us handle every detail to create the perfect event for you and your guests.


Honouring important moments in your life allows you to share the occasion with loved ones, creating special memories to last a lifetime. The joy and comfort of being surrounded by your network provide an important source of strength, boosting your mental well-being and deepening your relationships. Celebrating also validates and appreciates achievements and accomplishments, giving you the opportunity to connect with the significance of the steps you are taking.


We believe every event is unique, and you should have the opportunity to celebrate in your own way. Some may prefer a more intimate affair, while others opt for a grand celebration. Whether you are following cultural traditions or simply choosing your favourite foods, music, entertainment, and people, a tailored event suited to the honouree creates a unique and special celebration.


Gifts, cards, and well-wishes are staples of any event, but here’s a fun fact to take to your next birthday party: The "Happy Birthday" song is the most famous English-speaking song in the world. Did you know that after the classic "Happy Birthday to You" verse, there are two more verses from the original lyrics?

From good friends and true,
From old friends and new,
May good luck go with you,
And happiness too.
How old are you now?
How old are you now?
How old, How old
How old are you now?


  1. Stunning Function Rooms: Catering from 2 to 200 guests, our range of spaces means we always have the perfect fit for any occasion. They all boast gorgeous detailing, just look at those stained glass windows!
  2. Bespoke Menus: Whether you desire a gala dinner, barbecue spread, or something unique, our kitchen team loves to get their creative caps on to create something bespoke for you. 
  3. The Grounds: Our picturesque grounds provide the perfect backdrop for any celebration and offer space to enjoy outdoor events too.
  4. Make a Weekend of Your Celebration: Extend your celebration with a stay in our luxurious accommodations. Give yourself time to enjoy our leisure facilities and surrounding areas. 
  5. Professional Event Planning: Our dedicated events team ensures every detail is perfect, allowing you to relax and enjoy your special day.

Celebrate your special occasion at Ashdown Park Hotel and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let us make your event truly extraordinary - Private Dining in East Grinstead, Sussex at Ashdown Park